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Lime Udon

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

You may not associate citrus fruit with noodles but in Japan, the sudachi fruit is used to flavour summer noodle dishes. The sudachi is a cousin of the lime, so I use limes in this recipes as they are very easy to get hold of.


3 spring onions

1 lime 

700ml / 24 fl oz water

1.5 tbsp Japanese dashi stock granules

2 tbsp Japanese cooking sake

2 tbsp mirin

1.5 tsp salt

2 portions Udon noodle (frozen, freshly packed or dried)


Remove the roots of the spring onions, then slice finely. Set aside as your topping

Slice off the top of the lime, then cut the fruit into 10 - 12 thin slices. and set aside

Combine the water, Japanese dashi stock granules, sake, mirin, and salt in a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4 - 5 minutes, so that the alcohol evaporate from the sake

Next, add the udon and cook according to the instructions on the packet.

When the udon noodles are ready, divide them into 2 serving bowls. 

Add the udon soup, then add the sliced lime and top with chopped spring onion.

Serve immediately.

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